On Hatebreed‘s upcoming release The Concrete Confessional (May 13, Nuclear Blast), a number of tracks provide a pragmatic look at issues that have become front-and-center in today’s New Normal, and the track “A.D.” is a case in point. Reflecting what is today a challenging time, it’s a song that fuses together frustration with torrential thrashed-out guitars, double bass drums, and Jamey Jasta’s immortal growl.
“‘A.D.’ was a way that I could voice my frustration about the loss of opportunities available to the average guy,” said lyricist/vocalist Jasta. “With the government and big business drowning in corruption and greed, the average person is being squeezed, so achieving the American Dream is becoming less and less real.”
“We all need to pay closer attention to what our elected leaders are doing,” Jasta added. “Start locally, in your own community, make your representatives accountable.”
“A.D.” is now available as an instant-grat track when The Concrete Confessional is pre-ordered on iTunes – http://nblast.de/